Childhood overweight increases the risk of colon cancer in adulthood

The obesity It is one of the most serious epidemics facing new generations. The growth of sedentary lifestyle and the expansion of garbage meals have caused that every time there are more cases of overweight among the youngest. A situation that increases the chances of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

The risk of developing diseases due to the obesity it is something that goes on in time. Problems as serious as colon cancer may appear in the future because of overweight in childhood.

This is warned by the study conducted by the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, where parents are reminded of the need to take care of the health of their children from the earliest ages.


Early obesity

The researchers analyzed the cases of 61,000 men born in Denmark between 1939 and 1959. All his files were reviewed both to analyze their body mass indexes and the development of diseases such as colon cancer. These data revealed that those who had been overweight at 7 years of age and had it in early adulthood had double the risk they were more than twice as likely to develop colon cancer compared to those who had always had a body mass index Right.

The researchers think this is very interesting find since it opens new approaches to future works. Britt Wang Jensen, lead author of this study, points out that in the future it can be analyzed how obesity affects the development of other types of cancer to prevent them from childhood assuring a good weight at these ages.


Changes in lifestyle

In the prevention of obesity, the most important thing is to bet on a healthier lifestyle where you start to include the exercise of usual way and balanced diets, among other issues. Here are some tips to prevent obesity in the little ones:

- Balance diet. At home you should take care of the food and know what is put on the table. You should eat everything and avoid foods with high levels of saturated fats such as fried ones.

- Maintain meal times. The variety of eating is as important as the fact of always doing it at the same time since altering this regularity will cause the organism to get out of control.

- Five meals a day. Starting with breakfast and ending with dinner. Throughout the day there should be five intakes to avoid the presence of hunger and to be chopped between hours.


- Exercise. Staying home and practicing sedentary lifestyle is something that increases the risk of developing obesity in children. You have to bet on a lifestyle in which you go out on the street constantly and exercise regularly.

Damián Montero

Video: Obese Kids May Be at Higher Risk for Colon Cancer


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